Inside, there are scores of special events and attendance gifts listed for different games, but I saw none attached to Chief Wahoo.
The most interesting thing inside are the charity days. There are 13 of them, and one is for the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio.
I wonder what they think of the mascot? Their web site says that their mission is "To fight bias, bigotry, and racism in America by advancing diversity."
I just now googled "Get rid of chief wahoo" to see what was there. I found this discussion:
Should the Cleveland Indians get rid of Chief Wahoo?
It included the comment:
The schedule folder features the "I" logo prominently. But if they are trying to move away from the stereotype, it would have been so easy for them to exclude Chief Wahoo from the front page of the schedule for the forthcoming season. Yet, he's still there.
Other comments are typical:
teams named after native american warriors is no different than teams named after warriors of any different race in any different era. why are native new englanders angry about the use of the nickname "Colonials" or "Minutemen"?
The Indians got their name in 1915....now who the heck is offended? Most of the people around when the Indians got their name are probably long gone. The name has been there for 92 years, some people just need to deal with it...
It seems the Cleveland Indians know their mascot is offensive, but also know that getting rid of it will offend their racist fans. So they compromise by downplaying Chief Wahoo in favor of an "I."
You gotta love how these fans reveal their ignorance and prejudice. Fan #1 knows nothing about Indians except gambling and "whinning" (whining). Fan #2 thinks "warrior" is an occupation, which means he doesn't recognize Indians as a separate ethnic group with separate cultures. Fan #3 thinks real Indians are probably long gone. He implies that whoever's protesting Chief Wahoo is a "politically correct" non-Indian who has nothing better to do than imagine offenses.
These ignorant fans seem to think Indians are protesting the "Indians" name more than anything else. They don't even address the stereotypical nature of Chief Wahoo--presumably because they can't. In reality, of course, Indians are more concerned about Chief Wahoo than the "Indians" name.
Perhaps not coincidentally, these fans are bad at spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Ignorant about one thing, ignorant about everything?
For more on the subject, see Team Names and Mascots.